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Nov. 6, 2006
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EMU's Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising program earns international accreditation by the Textile Institute

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising (ATM) program has earned national accreditation (Chartered Associateship) by the Textile Institute, an international organization based in England. EMU’s accreditation runs through 2010.

            “We are very proud of this accreditation, since only a few programs in the country are accredited by this international organization,” said Subhas Ghosh, professor and program coordinator of apparel, textiles and merchandising at EMU.  “This award will help our students because this is a global profession.”

            EMU’s ATM program prepares students for careers in merchandising, marketing, and apparel.  The program also provides technical training in new technologies for textiles used in the automotive and furniture industries.

            Students who graduate from EMU’s program are eligible to apply for the Chartered Associateship of the Textile Institute after two years of professional experience.  There currently are 138 undergraduate students enrolled in EMU’s program.




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